Morgan Street CTA Station

958 W Lake St Chicago

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Morgan Street CTA Station

Address: 958 W. Lake St. // Architect: Ross Barney Architects, 2012
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This modern CTA station, the first to open in Chicago in nearly two decades, defines a new geographic center for the West Loop’s booming residential and office sectors. The modern $38 million, ADA-accessible facility includes a pair of four-story stainless steel towers, boldly illuminated at night, and a glass skybridge that connects the two platforms. This same site had one of Chicago’s earliest elevated stations, built in 1893 but demolished decades ago due to declining ridership. Materials were selected to reinforce Fulton Market’s historic industrial character: glass, steel, concrete, granite and cast iron are also present in nearby structures.

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Morgan Street CTA Station

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